Professional Development Opportunities For Educators

Patriots Point believes in providing teachers state-wide the opportunity to access virtual and in-person professional networking and development events aimed at improving cross-curricular instruction and exposure to remote learning technology and opportunities. Check back regularly for updated information on upcoming events.

STEM Professional Development

2022 – 2023 Educator Science Café Series: “Times… They are A Changin’”

Educators are invited to join Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium for our next FREE science café series, “Times…They Are A Changin.’” During this series, we will investigate the impacts and adaptations of our ever-changing world – from nature to technology to the economics of agriculture and food, you won’t want to miss out! Each café welcomes guest scientists to share their expertise in a round-table group discussion, and will be hosted either in-person at a local Charleston venue or offered virtually. Classroom-related lessons and supplementary information will be provided relating to S.C. standards. All cafés are offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Renewal credits are available

  • ***This event has been canceled.*** Oct 27, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (in-person, The Garden at Charlestowne Fermentory): A Little Bird (and Butterfly) Told Me: Changing Climates and Invasive Species with Dr. Brian Scholtens (CofC) and Eric Sautter (Wild Birds Unlimited) (Life Sciences)
  • December 6, 2022, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (in-person, location TBD): Growing Concerns: How Weather and Climate are Impacting Economically Important Crops (Earth Science, Life Science)
  • Feb 22, 2023, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (virtual): Basically, It’s Getting More Acidic: Ocean Acidification and Potential Impacts to Marine Ecosystems (Properties of Matter/Chemistry, Life Science)

Register Here. Please send questions to Hannah Giddens.

Cross-Curricular Professional Development (ELA, Social Studies and STEM)

People and Places: World-Class Knowledge with Global Perspective

Annual Teachers Recertification Program, “Education that Expands Beyond the Classroom”

  • June 13-14, 2023
  • Aboard the USS Yorktown
  • Registration will open Spring 2023

Welcome back, teachers! We're excited to bring you yet another opportunity to receive 20 recertification credits for free in a truly unique setting. If you are currently teaching or hold a South Carolina teaching certificate and are looking for recertification credits, our 2023 installment of “Education that Expands Beyond the Classroom” is for you!

This year’s theme, People and Places: World-Class Knowledge with Global Perspective, will allow for a deep dive into the voices and geographic regions of WWII and how they can support learning in ELA, Science and Math.

Stay tuned for more information. Please send questions to Hannah Giddens.


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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, structured, in-person education programs have been suspended. Please consider booking a guided or self-guided tour for your group.

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, our overnight camping program has been suspended. Please consider joining our exclusive list to be among the first to learn when the program relaunches.

Interested in booking a day group visit to see our museum? Discounted rates for 10+ people.

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